Praetorian meaning

prē-tôrē-ən
The definition of a praetorian is someone with the authority of an ancient Roman bodyguard.

A member of the ancient Roman Praetorian Guard is an example of a praetorian.

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Of or having to do with the bodyguard (Praetorian Guard) of a Roman commander or emperor.
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Of or relating to a praetor or the praetorship.
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Of or belonging to the Praetorian Guard.
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Venal; corruptible.
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A praetor or ex-praetor.
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A member of the Praetorian Guard.
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Of a praetor.
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A man with the rank of a praetor, or an ex-praetor.
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A member of the Praetorian Guard.
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Of or pertaining to a praetor.
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Corruptly mercenary and venal.
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A praetor.
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A special bodyguard force used by Roman emperors. The symbol of the Praetorian Guard was the scorpion.
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